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Storm’s Kalinay Succeeds On and Off the Track

Senior Dylan Kalinay has been quite active in his four years on the Simpson men’s track and field team, earning himself IIAC Track Performer of the Week 10 times in his career. Courtesy Storm Athletics, click here! Feature photo:  Dylan Kalinay-S. Tama-Simpson©Jim Kirby-2018 Kalinay recently ran a career-best 6.96 seconds in the 60m sprint at […]

“Heroism…” by Terry Herrsom For the Sioux City Journal

Following this past weekend’s USATF Indoor Nationals and Sioux City Native Shelby Houlihan won the 3K and the 1500m, the Sioux City Journal published the following article.  For the full article click here! Feature photo: Shelby Houlihan-SC East-Arizona St©Latinos Corriendo 2018 On Monday, the day after winning national championships on consecutive days for a second year […]

Dutch Ready For Conference

In their final warmup to the Iowa Conference Championships, the Central College men’s and women’s track and field teams continued their preparation at the Wartburg Invitaional Saturday afternoon. Courtesy Dutch Athletics, click here!  Feature photo: Kennedy Morris-Earlham-Central©Dan L. VanderBeek Photography-2018 The men secured a second-place finish out of eight teams while the women placed sixth out […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 20, 2018: Mason Tope and Jessica Heims

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover last weekend’s meets leading up to the conference meets and preview the upcoming conference meets. We talk with Mason Tope-Dav. Central-Loras about transitions from xc to indoor and outdoor seasons.  We also catch up with Rio Paralympian Jessica Heims-CR Prairie-UNI about her goals for […]

Relays Announce the Return to Olympian Andre DeGrasse

Andre De Grasse, a three-time Olympic medalist, is set to highlight the return of the invitational 100 meters to the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, announced Thursday, Feb. 15. Courtesy Drake Relays.  Feature photo: Andre De Grasse©www.independentsportsnews.com-2016 Video announcement, click here! De Grasse’s Blue Oval […]

Record Breaking Day For Vikings at Conference

Grand View men’s and women’s indoor track and field had an extremely successful weekend at the Heart of America Championships this past weekend in Crete, NE. The women’s team finished third overall hips and the men took home the silver. This is the highest Grand View men’s track and field have finished since joining the […]

Solis and Gradoville Among Iowans That Helped Duhawks Roll

Patrick Mikel stole the show on Saturday at the UW-Platteville Invitational, breaking a 20-year school record in the 200m. As a team, the men and women’s teams won swept the relays and combined for three individual wins. Courtesy DuHawks Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Bella Solis-Davenport-Loras©Duhawks Athletics 2017 NOTABLE PERFORMANCES – Prior to Saturday, Mikel’s best […]

Moreno Posts Big PR

The Utah track and field team wrapped up the second and final day of competition at the Husky Classic on Saturday. Eight Utes set new personal records while the 4×400 meter relay team highlighted the day earned a second-place finish in the event. Courtesy Utes Athletics, click here! Feature photo: ©Utes Athletics 2018 “It was […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 12, 2018: Coach Kyle Kepler

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Coach Kyle Kepler, Head Women’s Cross Country and Track Coach for the Utah Utes. We talk with Coach Kepler about Iowan Trina Marino-Urbandale-Utah and her progress in her freshman year at the D1 level. We also talk with Elijah Young-DM Lincoln-ISU about his career […]

Bees’ Pestka Record Setting Performance

Olivet Nazarene University’s Bryce Vollrath (Peoria, Ill.) claimed his second straight Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week award, while St. Ambrose University’s Josh Pestka (Davenport, Iowa) used a record-setting performance to gain his first CCAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week honor, it was announced by the league office on Thursday morning. Courtesy Fighting Bees […]